The Distillery

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Classic skirt steak, but finished with an espresso rub. A chocolate brownie just like mom used to make, but with a splash of whiskey in the batter. In our kitchen, you’ll find old favorites made new with creative entrees and fresh cocktails. Join us for dinner in our beautiful dining room or in our lively bar area. Of course, we also have an amazing brunch menu every weekend from 11-4 PM, complete with your favorite breakfast drinks and some surprises; try a mimosa flight with your pancakes!

Sip our thoughtfully curated collection of wines or have a handcrafted cocktail made with fresh ingredients and built with love. We're obsessed with gin and proudly feature a full menu of gin cocktails made with artisanal tonics. Chase one with a selection from our craft beer list, featuring small breweries from all over the country.

A short walk from all Broadway shows and the Met Opera at Lincoln Center, The Distillery is perfect for a pre- or post-show meal.
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Screaming baby interrupted then atmosphere. Otherwise food was delicious and service was good.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch to watch the Rugby with some friends & had a great experience. They were very accommodating with seating, gave us a good view of the TVs and also let us move when the AC was too much. Food & drinks were delicious, service was great & we would definitely return.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hit this place before going to see Wicked at the Gershwin. Liked the low key but swanky vibe... especially in the front bar room which was buzzing. We ate in the back. Great drink menu and huge beer selection. The salmon BLT was awesome and so were the chicky sliders! I’d come back here even just to hang in the bar! Fun time and we were in and out fast with enough time to walk over to the theatre!

CM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch!! Service was spot on.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with friends and us wanting to try something new ! Great place and awesome atmosphere.

m
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Distillery atmosphere is local and pub style - If you're looking for a casual place to eat with excellent food, this is the place to go. ,The food and drinks were amazing and the staff was attentive. Each of the craft cocktails we ordered had a fun presentation and all of the food we ordered was delicious. We went for a quick pre-show meal and it did not disappoint! Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner before a show with my girls

Q
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was pleasantly surprised . The place was pub like but the food was very good for bar type food. Value was good and you got 10% off an entree if you showed a theatre ticket for that day from new world stage.

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service...delicious food...best bloody mary!!!

SH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Good food and drinks. Staff friendly and accommodating.

LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed refreshing gin cocktails to start the evening. The burrata and fried pickles were delicious appetizers. Loved the restaurant's atmosphere. Service was timely and friendly. Highly recommend.

GO
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date restaurant close to all the theaters especially New World Stages where we were seeing Jersey Boys after dinner. Energetic bar in the front but the restaurant area separate and quiet. Great service, great comfort food and moderately priced. I am definitely coming back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu! Fantastic value for NYC

WF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gin Mare cocktail was delicious, and the coffee-rubbed skirt steak was even better than I expected.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour with great service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The food is quite underwhelming. The cocktails are fantastic however. I’d expect better bites, on par with the quality of their cocktails as opposed to saggy bar bites.

l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

party of 4: grabbed a quick meal before a show and everything was enjoyed by all. fried pickles for the table were a hit, drinks=yum, and the short rib grilled cheese was delicious--i was glad for the greens on it to help lighten an otherwise heavy sandwich. loved the vibes in the cozy back dining room and will definitely revisit.

AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect brunch to spend our last day in the city! Food and drinks were amazing and the staff/ambiance felt so comfortable and warm. Can’t wait to come back!

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at The Distillery. The food was excellent , the ambiance was very nice and the service was excellent. Great wait staff. The French Toast bites were awesome. We will be back.

OS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The drinks and presentation of said drinks were wonderful. I loved the glasses they used and the waiter was great! However, the food was subpar. I have the short rib grilled cheese and it had absolutely no flavor. My boyfriend had the Salmon BLT and said the same thing. Cool place but not great food.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pre show venue or somewhere to meet friends for after work cocktails

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was sub par

CB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The drinks were amazing, food was fresh and delicious with a nice variety for those that prefer meat free. Loved the decor, never felt rushed by the friendly and attentive staff. What a lovely find in NYC! On the list of "must go back", when we return to the city.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great!!

LP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here before seeing a Broadway show and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our waiter was very attentive and helped us finish on time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

LC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great place. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We made a reservation for dinner after looking at reviews online. When we walked in, we looked at each other and said “are we sure this is the right place?” The place doesn’t really look like the photos. Disappointing for a date night and being from out of town. Our server was great. But the food wasn’t great. We spent a lot of money on food that we didn’t like/ barely ate. Drinks were good though, except the beer that we ordered was labeled as being 16 oz and was served in an 8 oz glass. Overall, we left hungry and disappointed.

LH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. My wife had the mimosa flight and loved it. I had the smoked old fashioned and I enjoyed it. Not worth$14 but good. The Lobster MAC and Cheese is outstanding as was my wife’s chicken and waffles. A little loud because of a large group but otherwise a very good brunch.
I would definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was food, food was enjoyable.

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

If you're looking for a place to grab a drink this is probably more for you. If you want a nice dinner out, this is most likely not the place to choose. When we walked in and told the host we had a reservation, they were very rude to us. I shouldn't say rude, but - they were not very polite.

Our regular server was much nicer and much more polite. They weren't necessarily very attentive to the table, especially considering we were the only ones in the restaurant part of the place. The food runners were the most polite and most attentive. The food itself was okay. Nothing really to complain about. The food tasted fine, but the price per meal did not match the quality.

While I wouldn't say we had an unpleasant experience, there are so many other restaurants in the area where the value for the price is better, and the staff treats you like you're welcome and not a disruption to their day.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat at the bar. Food was good, as was the service. Cajun shrimp app and the skirt steak entree were very good. Would definitely go back

CG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Loved this brunch. Waiters were very attentive to our requests.

A
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new NYC go to place. Great variety on the menu to appeal to all tastes. The food is fantastic and good sized portions. Wait Staff is knowledgeable and guide you on what to order. Skillet Chicken, Pasta, Steak Sandwich all GREAT. My second time there and I will be back again.

LW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, highly recommend for a pre theatre meal. Fast, upbeat, and friendly.
Fish and chips were tasty and cocktails were sublime. Delish

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, not too expensive. We went as a small group. They were accommodating when our party of 5 turned into 6 and a baby at the last minute. We ordered our entrees and drinks. We thought our waitress was just trying to upsell us on an extra entree to share as an appetizer (french toast bites), but she was right - they were delicious and a good option to share (it was a big portion). I definitely recommend this restaurant and I'm looking forward to returning!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Food and drinks were great and so was the ambiance. We will be back:)

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Distillery tonight while in New York for a few days. This was an amazing find. We got the fried pickles (the breading is amazing.), the Chicky sliders, and the chicken and waffles. Everything came out quickly and delicious. The waiter was very kind and gave great recommendations and was very friendly. We had gone to many tourist traps sadly on our trip and this was a breath of fresh air. Great prices, great food, great drinks, better ambiance.

CB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

PN
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great pre-theater casual location. Many options to satisfy all tastes! Great burgers

CB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place

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